Senate receipt times – LegCon=1 hour, ECA=4 working days
Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-01-29
It’s the sheer rudeness or gross inefficiency of not sending you a simple "Thanks, got your message, get back to you later" so at least I know they’ve got it…..
This has to be a record for a slow acknowledgement from a Senate Committee to me… sent to committee 2009-01-21 16:59, got a bcc’d impersonal acknowledgement sent by the committee 2009-01-29 10:40
So… Thu Fri (Sat Sun Mon) Tue Wed …. a little more than four full working days… that’s pretty slack of the Environment, Communications and the Arts Committee.
Normally, I get a “Dear Mr Bath” as a receipt, me in the address line (not in a bulk list of bcc’s), before lunchtime the next day. The "we’ve accepted and/or published it" email very quickly… next working day.
For Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee…. hmmm, sent 2009-01-10 21:56 (Sat), received a nicely formatted name, my address, etc, etc email back 2009-01-12 10:05 (Mon)…. that’s about 1 hour of office time to say "got your email".
Top marks to Peter Hallahan, Committee Secretary, and probably the committee members… and the typist!.
LegCon also told me in that email that I’d be submission number 3, and had quite a few up and published on the senate website by close of business that day… (see towards the bottom of this post.
Why the difference?
It’s not like the ECA Committee published them before sending a confirmation email that they’d received it! They haven’t even got the page for publishing any of them yet.
(Still can’t show my submission until it’s published by the Senate… although you’ll know my general position if you read this and related posts.)